• Chelsea top of the table with three wins from three
  • Diego Costa scores for the third game running for Chelsea
  • Cesc Fabregas claims his fourth assist of the season
  • Samuel Eto'o scores against former club with first touch

Diego Costa scored twice as Chelsea clinched a thrilling victory over Everton to keep up their 100% start to the new Premier League season.

The Toffees fought back from conceding two goals in the first three minutes and had hope of a remarkable comeback as the sides traded five goals in a manic 10-minute second-half spell.

But ultimately Jose Mourinho's side survived an incredible match to take the three points with a performance that showed their progress since a 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park this time last season.

Premier League: Jose Mourinho on Everton 3-6 Chelsea

Back then, goals were hard to come by for a Chelsea side often maligned as dull and lacking a cutting edge in attack, something nobody could accuse them of this time around.

Even after discarding £50m striker Fernando Torres this week, they demonstrated how much their summer signings have improved them going forward - albeit assisted here by some shambolic Everton defending.

Costa ensured he kept up his record of scoring in every game since his £32m move from Atletico Madrid when he found the net after just 35 seconds, running on to a perfectly weighted pass from another new arrival, Cesc Fabregas.

Moments later Branislav Ivanovic made it 2-0, although there was a hint of offside about his finish from Ramires's pass.

Things could have got even worse for Everton after eight minutes when their goalkeeper Tim Howard clearly caught the ball outside his area as he dashed out to beat Costa to another Fabregas through-ball, but it was not spotted by the officials.

Highest scoring Premier League matches

This match is the joint seventh highest scoring match in Premier League history after: Portsmouth 7-4 Reading (2007), Tottenham 6-4 Reading (2007), Tottenham 9-1 Wigan Athletic (2009), Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal (2011), Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle (2012) and West Brom 5-5 Manchester United (2013). There have been 12 other Premier League matches containing nine goals.

Instead of being down to 10 men, Everton were able to belatedly find their feet in the game.

They thought they had pulled a goal back when Sylvain Distin turned the rebound home after Romelu Lukaku - sold by Mourinho this summer - had crashed a header against the bar, but the French defender was correctly flagged offside.

And, despite enjoying plenty of pressure, the Toffees had to wait until the stroke of half-time to reduce the deficit, when Kevin Mirallas met Seamus Coleman's header and expertly steered a header of his own into the corner of the net.

Diego Costa celebrates scoring his second goal

Costa now has four goals in three games since his £32m move from Atletico Madrid

But the home side's exploits in attack were not being matched by their efforts in defence, and they were lucky to survive when Costa broke clear again but Howard turned his shot round the post with an outstretched leg.

Everton's backline did not heed the warning and the Toffees fell 3-1 down after 67 minutes with another goal they will feel they should have stopped.

Roberto Martinez laments defensive lapses

Eden Hazard was allowed to cut in from the left and fire in a shot that deflected off Coleman and past Howard, with Costa's celebration bringing an angry response from the home keeper.

That was the cue for a crazy spell in which every attack seemed to end in a goal, Steven Naismith reducing the deficit again two minutes later with a precise finish.

Everton's joy lasted only until Nemanja Matic's shot nicked off Distin and flew into the bottom corner to make it 4-2.

And although Samuel Eto'o - another former Chelsea striker - marked his debut with a deft headed goal as the hosts replied again, Ramires appeared to have rounded off the scoring by making it 5-3 with his opportunistic finish.

Fittingly, however, the final word would go to Costa who added a goal in the 90th minute to go with his first-minute strike. After another Everton mistake, by substitute Muhamed Besic, the ball was fed to Spain international, who made no mistake with a low angled finish.

Diego Costa scores for Chelsea

Costa continues his prolific run since joining in the summer from Atletico Madrid

Branislav Ivanovic celebrates scoring Chelsea's second

Everton players appeal for offside but Ivanovic's goal stands for Chelsea

Kevin Mirallas heads in for Everton

Everton have scored in all 10 of their league matches at Goodison Park in 2014

Samuel Eto'o scores for Everton

Eto'o scored 12 goals for Chelsea last season before leaving them in the summer

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Everton

  • 24 Howard Booked
  • 23 Coleman
  • 15 Distin
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 03 Baines
  • 16 McCarthy
  • 18 Barry
  • 07 McGeady (Eto'o - 70' )
  • 14 Naismith
  • 11 Mirallas
  • 10 Lukaku (Besic - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Robles
  • 04 Gibson
  • 05 Eto'o
  • 17 Besic
  • 21 Osman
  • 26 Stones
  • 30 Alcaraz

Chelsea

  • 13 Courtois
  • 26 Terry
  • 24 Cahill
  • 02 Ivanovic
  • 28 Azpilicueta
  • 07 Ramires Booked
  • 21 Matic
  • 04 Fàbregas Booked (Drogba - 89' )
  • 10 Hazard (Filipe Luis - 83' )
  • 22 Willian (Mikel - 75' )
  • 19 Diego Costa Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Cech
  • 03 Filipe Luis
  • 05 Zouma
  • 11 Drogba
  • 12 Mikel
  • 14 Schürrle
  • 17 Salah
Ref: Jonathan Moss
Att: 39,402

Match Stats

Shots

16 12

On target

6 8

Corners

8 2

Fouls

7 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Everton 3, Chelsea 6.

90:00 +6:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Everton 3, Chelsea 6.

90:00 +4:20

Foul by Muhamed Besic (Everton).

90:00 +4:20

Didier Drogba (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:40

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +2:35

Delay in match Gary Cahill (Chelsea) because of an injury.

90:00 +1:30

Corner, Everton. Conceded by John Terry.

90:00 +1:29

Attempt blocked. Samuel Eto'o (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 3, Chelsea 6. Diego Costa (Chelsea) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Obi Mikel.

88:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Muhamed Besic replaces Romelu Lukaku.

88:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Didier Drogba replaces Cesc Fàbregas.

86:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

86:10

Delay in match Ramires (Chelsea) because of an injury.

84:35

Kevin Mirallas (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:35

Foul by Filipe Luis (Chelsea).

82:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Filipe Luis replaces Eden Hazard.

80:59 Booking

Booking Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:51

Samuel Eto'o (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:51

Foul by Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea).

80:43

Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leighton Baines.

80:26

Attempt saved. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Seamus Coleman.

80:07

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Naismith with a cross.

79:22

Corner, Everton. Conceded by John Terry.

79:00

Attempt blocked. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leighton Baines.

76:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 3, Chelsea 5. Ramires (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nemanja Matic.

75:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 3, Chelsea 4. Samuel Eto'o (Everton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross following a set piece situation.

75:00

Romelu Lukaku (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:00

Foul by John Obi Mikel (Chelsea).

74:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. John Obi Mikel replaces Willian.

73:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 2, Chelsea 4. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ramires.

69:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Samuel Eto'o replaces Aiden McGeady.

68:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 2, Chelsea 3. Steven Naismith (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aiden McGeady.

68:18 Booking

Booking Tim Howard (Everton) is shown the yellow card.

68:05

Leighton Baines (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:05

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

66:20 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Seamus Coleman, Everton. Everton 1, Chelsea 3.

64:32

Attempt blocked. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:45 Booking

Booking Ramires (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:28

Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:28

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

59:14

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.

58:41

Corner, Everton. Conceded by John Terry.

57:58

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:58

Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

57:19

Attempt missed. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Diego Costa following a fast break.

56:43

Romelu Lukaku (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:43

Foul by Gary Cahill (Chelsea).

55:52

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:52

Foul by Diego Costa (Chelsea).

55:25 Booking

Booking Diego Costa (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.

53:12

Attempt saved. Diego Costa (Chelsea) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

52:34

Attempt saved. John Terry (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross.

52:03

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Tim Howard.

52:01

Attempt saved. Diego Costa (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a through ball.

50:40

Offside, Everton. Leighton Baines tries a through ball, but Sylvain Distin is caught offside.

50:06

Kevin Mirallas (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:06

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

48:40

Foul by Phil Jagielka (Everton).

48:40

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:15

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.

47:00

Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:00

Foul by Willian (Chelsea).

45:50

Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.

45:28

Leighton Baines (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:28

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

45:00

Second Half begins Everton 1, Chelsea 2.

45:00 +2:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Everton 1, Chelsea 2.

45:00 +0:48

Leighton Baines (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:48

Foul by Willian (Chelsea).

44:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 1, Chelsea 2. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Seamus Coleman with a cross.

42:50

Offside, Everton. Tim Howard tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

42:19

Offside, Chelsea. Nemanja Matic tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.

39:41

Offside, Everton. Steven Naismith tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

34:36

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:36

Foul by Diego Costa (Chelsea).

34:11

Attempt saved. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Steven Naismith.

32:39

Foul by Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

32:39

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:45

Offside, Everton. Gareth Barry tries a through ball, but Leighton Baines is caught offside.

30:00

Attempt blocked. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

29:25

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Sylvain Distin.

29:23

Attempt blocked. Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nemanja Matic.

28:28

Foul by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

28:28

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:47

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.

26:45

Attempt missed. Aiden McGeady (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.

25:29

Foul by Romelu Lukaku (Everton).

25:29

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:02

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Eden Hazard.

22:43

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

22:43

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:03

Attempt blocked. Steven Naismith (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Seamus Coleman.

19:22

James McCarthy (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:22

Foul by Nemanja Matic (Chelsea).

18:07

Leighton Baines (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:07

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

16:57

Attempt missed. Steven Naismith (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aiden McGeady.

15:27

Offside, Everton. Romelu Lukaku tries a through ball, but Sylvain Distin is caught offside.

15:26

Romelu Lukaku (Everton) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross following a corner.

15:03

Corner, Everton. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.

11:43

Attempt blocked. Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Costa.

9:34

Foul by James McCarthy (Everton).

9:34

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:46

Attempt blocked. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sylvain Distin.

6:51

Foul by Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea).

6:51

James McCarthy (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:07

Offside, Everton. Aiden McGeady tries a through ball, but Steven Naismith is caught offside.

4:31

Attempt saved. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

2:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 0, Chelsea 2. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ramires with a through ball.

1:59

Offside, Everton. Tim Howard tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

0:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 0, Chelsea 1. Diego Costa (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a through ball.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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